By Maj. Gen. Donna Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. James Breckinridge
Every March, we take the time to observe National Women’s History Month.
It is an observance devoted to celebrating, promoting, and educating the American public on women who have played a critical role in shaping our history by making tremendous contributions to our great nation.
This year’s theme, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence,” celebrates the heroic females — past and present — who pioneered positive change despite societal boundaries, each with an incredible story of inspiration that paved the way for future generations.
These women have resolved conflicts in homes, schools, churches, places of work, and communities and have exemplified the American tradition of using inclusive and democratic means to achieve peace and promote the common good.
All of us at Fort Leonard Wood have the pleasure to train and work with female service members who stand ready to defend our American tradition and way of life whenever and where ever they are needed.
We are very fortunate to have extraordinary females serving in our all-volunteer force who serve with distinction and are role models exemplifying the highest values of our military — they are champions of peace and nonviolence here and around the world.
We are successful because of the collective talents of our diverse members on our team of teams.
Please take time to thank our female Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and DoD civilians for their unwavering commitment to our military and our nation.
We are proud to serve with you.
Victory starts here…victory through skill.
(Editor’s note: Martin is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Breckinridge is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)